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The Liberal Media

Eric Alterman

Thanks to a cowed media, scaremongering is the only remaining area of conservative competence.

How can newspapers survive financial meltdown if they surrender to a culture of defeat?

Truth, lies and attacks on Democrats from columnists at the Washington Post and the New York Times.

A paradox of American Jewish political behavior: they think like liberals, but they let belligerent right-wingers who demonize and distort their values speak for them.

They've lost our trust by providing conservatives a platform for deliberate deceptions, silencing reporters for revealing the truth and excusing their own self-serving behavior.

At the Las Vegas Democratic debate, CNN Anchors Blitzer and Malvaux twisted legitimate questions into "gotcha" traps. There's gotta be a better way.

Official lies have always been with us. But our political life--as depicted by Maureen Dowd, among others--has been poisoned by the even more insidious unrebuttable lie.

Consider the plight of the embattled liberal hawks and their lonely struggle to discredit the left.


Eric Alterman
Eric Alterman is a Distinguished Professor of English, Brooklyn College, City...